Which is better for your walls- the traditional or the peel and stick wallpaper? This question is quite common with home owners and would-be home upgraders looking for a cheap and effective option to upgrade their walls. We decided to look up ourselves and didn’t find a simple answer to this question.
Hence we tried both of them in our homes and we quickly realized that peel and stick wallpaper is a hands down winner over traditional wallpaper. To check out how peel and stick works, we used ombre wallpaper on one wall of our home office area. And we love to peel and stick over traditional wallpapers.
Here are three reasons to use peel and stick wallpaper vs traditional:
Peel and stick wallpaper, as the name suggests, comes with an adhesive back. This means that you will simply remove the sheet covering the adhesive layer on the back of the wallpaper and it is ready to go on to your wall. Now you will just paste this sheet on the wall surface you need to cover, and you are good to go.
Incorrect pasting? Don’t fret! Simply pull back, readjust, and paste the wallpaper back on the wall. If you are a first timer and are worried about not enough glue on these wallpapers, you can simply take the help of wallpaper repair adhesive.
Traditional wallpapers, on the other hand, need glue to go on to the walls, which makes the whole process a sticky and messy affair.
Did you know that when opting for traditional wallpaper, you may have to buy a full roll? This becomes quite expensive, especially when you have small places that must be upgraded.
On the contrary, peel and stick wallpapers are available pre-cut in the form of sheets. This not only makes the process of installation easier, but works to be budget-friendly too. Just measure out the size of the area you need to cover and place the order for the wallpaper of your choice.
Even in terms of overall costs, peel and stick workout to be much cheaper when compared to traditional wallpaper.
Peel and stick wallpapers are extremely durable, another reason why they continue to be popular through the decades. They can easily stand weather changes such as humidity, heat, and extreme cold weather. When you live in rented spaces or dorms, and are looking for inexpensive home upgrade options that last you long, these peel and stick wallpapers are definitely an excellent option for you.
As we mentioned earlier, we tried the ombre wallpaper for the accent wall in our home office area. We live in an area prone to extreme weather changes. So far, it has been doing well and we are quite happy to have chosen the peel and stick wallpaper.
To sum up our experience with peel and stick wallpaper, it has been a real breeze. The cost factor, ease of use, and durability have made us fall in love with them. No wonder then that these wallpapers continue to rule the market and have proven to be a favorite among homeowners.
So, the next time you plan a home upgrade, don’t forget to check out the peel and stick wallpapers!!